Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, has now moved on from this vibrational plane.
To most folks his music was an acquired taste and best appreciated in the altered states of the day but the legend and tall tales of his life make for a story to be remembered.
His death is not important in the overall scheme of today's world you may say. True, but the footnotes of history sometimes provide a little diversion and stoke some long lost memories... and that's not always a bad thing.
This 1982 video was rejected by MTV. A compliment in hindsight.